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Proteas Athens win big in Gillingham IO !

With 70 players from 10 different nations taking part, the 2 day event in Gillingham provided some great action!

The individuals ended up with some super finals, especially in the junior categories.

In the Open, France’s Remi Soret beat Belgium’s rising star, David Vantassel 2-0 in an all AS Hennuyer final whilst Belgian Legend, Oliver Pere of AS Hennuyer, won the Veterans final 3-0 over Yorkshire & England’s Martin Hodds.

Steffen Despretz (Belgium & ASH) came out on top in the Under 19’s final with a 3-1 win over England & LEU’s Elliott Bellefontaine.
Both the U12’s and U15’s finals ended going all the way to sudden death shots resulting in England’s only winners on the day. The Under 15’s was finally won by Kent and England’s Kye Arnold with a 2-1 shots win over the Belgian, Matthias Averlant of Templeuve United after a 1-1 draw in normal time. The Under 12’s final was an all Kent & England affair as Thomas Price edged out Joshua Humphreys 3-2 on shots again after a 1-1 draw.

The consolation events on the day were designated as WASPA tournaments and gave all the players plenty to play for all day. The Open WASPA final was between Kent’s Jeremy Bradley and Gianpaolo Vitulano with Bradley winning 1-0 on shorts after a 1-1 draw. The Veterans WASPA final was an all London & Essex matchup with England’s Kevin Dyson rolling back the years winning over Belgium’s Rudi De Smet. The Junior WASPA final on the Saturday saw a Kent matchup as Louis Singh won over Derrin Elliott.

On the Sunday, it was the Greek team, Proteas Athens, that came away with the team winners trophy at the Gillingham IO with a slender 1-0 over England’s Yorkshire Phoenix after victories over London & Essex Utd ‘C’ and ‘A’ teams respectively in the semi-final.
The Team plate was won by Cardiff Bluebirds winning against London & Essex ‘B’ whilst a WASPA Junior 5 game ‘swiss’ event had Kent’s Joshua Foreman top with Cardiff’s Flynn Barnes runner up.

Many thanks to everyone who supported the tournament.

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